ANN: Research Forum for German Visual Culture (RFGVC) Spring Term Seminar Programme

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Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, German History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies

We are delighted to share with you the Research Forum for German Visual Culture seminar programme for this term, which will take place online over Zoom (please find PDF version here):


DADA | January 18, 2023 | 4.30—5.30 PM GMT

Amélie Castellanet (University of York)
The Haptic Dimension of the Dada Heads of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Raoul Hausmann

Talia Kwartler (Independent)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Material as Multiple


EXILE | February 15, 2023 | 4.30—6 PM GMT

Camilla Balbi (IULM Milan)
Mexico in Color: Ellen Auerbach's Exile Photography

Tamara Kohn (Latin American Rabbinical Seminary)
The Presence of Jewish-German Visual Culture in Argentina 

Sol Izquierdo (Technische Universität Berlin)
Travel, Tourism and Exile: Retracing Lene Schneider-Kaiser's Paths


ARCHITECTURE | March 15, 2023 | 4.30—6 PM GMT

Adam Knight (Royal College of Art)
Cultural Monuments of German Democratic Republic History

Alborz Dianat (University of Edinburgh)
The Reinventing of Walter Gropius for England 

Rhyann Arthur (University of York)
Weimar’s Posthuman Condition: A Materialist Study of New Objectivity Photography


If you are interested in attending any of these seminars, please register your interest by completing this short google form here. We will be sending out the respective Zoom links to everyone who signed up on the day of the seminar.

Please email us at if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting you (virtually)!

Very best wishes,

Anne Grasselli (History of Art, University of Edinburgh)
Alyson Lai (History of Art, University of York)

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Anne Grasselli (Edinburgh) & Alyson Lai (York)
Co-covenors of the RFGVC Seminar Series